5’9" dude with hops!
IGN Sports: You jumped over people, did a 360 over a car. What is the best dunk you ever pulled off?
Hook Mitchell: There is one dunk that I did over in Menlo Park where I broke the glass off of an alley-oop. That was my personal favorite because you think that a person has to be really big to shatter the backboard, and I’m only about 5-8. That’s the one that stands out.
IGN Sports: I heard you were dunking in grammar school when you were 5-2.
Hook Mitchell: At a young age, I could jump really high, and by the time I was about 5-3, I was already dunking. At the time, I had to develop a way to cup the ball because my hands weren’t big enough to palm it yet. I probably first started dunking in games when I was about 5-5. A teammate might throw me an alley-oop and I’d dunk it. It was funny to see the looks on everyone’s faces. No one was used to a kid that small or that young dunking in a game. I actually attribute my strong legs to how much I used to ride my bike. I would ride it up hills, ride it to my friend’s house, ride it wherever I needed to go. And I think by working my legs so much at a young age, it gave me that extra lift.
This was a great DVD. From all the highlights of him jumping over cars and his great athletic skills its so sad they he fell to his path of drugs. The odds were against him with no parents no positive role models. This DVD is more about basketball its about what happens to people in life who have no guidance. After all the years of abuse and loosing his teeth the talent is still there. I was amazed at how a guy can do drugs for so long and still do dunks off the backboard and 360’s at the age of like 34. If he made it to the league i don’t know how good he could have been because there have not been to many point guards his size that have lasted long but by watching some of his highlights he could have had a solid run. Some guys were quoted as saying he was better than Kidd and Payton two hall of famers. I might disagree with that cause you just never know how much of a structured game he had. Being a playground guy and playing in a NBA environment is two different things so you just never know. Hopefully now that he is out he can be a great role model to the kids in the community and stay out of those Oakland spots that he hung out in.
crazy stuff!!! :o